The Latest: Massive Nevada wildfire human-caused

This July 8, 2018 satellite image from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite shows a wildfire, shown in red, also known as the Martin Fire, in Nevada, and smoke reaching to Idaho. The NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles (1,813 sq. kilometers) of mostly sage brush, grasses and rangeland, an area almost half the size of the state of Rhode Island, according to the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. (NASA via AP)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in northern Nevada (all times local, PDT):

Racing initiative qualifies for November ballot

Backers of an initiative to legalize betting machines at Idaho horse racing tracks, including jockey Nikeela Black, second from left, carry boxes of signed petitions into the Idaho Secretary of State’s office on June 28. Betsy Z. Russell / Idaho Press

BOISE — Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that the proposed initiative to authorize “historical horse racing” machines in Idaho has qualified for the November ballot.

Council tours The Broadway site

Mayor Rebecca Casper listens to a discussion on proposed ordinance at a June 2014, Idaho Falls City Council work session. City officials are developing a policy for managing its flagpole use after City Attorney Randy Fife recommended that the POW / MIA flags be taken down from city-owned flagpoles because he couldn’t find the legal reasoning as to why they were being flown.

Trekking down the gravel underground path, the Idaho Falls City Council makes its way into the underbelly of the soon-to-be finished Broadway project. As the council members circle up in the gray, concrete parking garage, the possibilities of the construction zone’s finished project starts to emerge.

IFPD officer helping set up drone safety council

David Barker, of the Idaho Falls Police Department, shown in this May photo, operates a drone during a training exercise. Barker will help facilitate a statewide Idaho Public Safety UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Council. Monte LaOrange / Post Register file

An Idaho Falls Police Department officer was chosen last week to help facilitate a statewide Idaho Public Safety UAS (unmanned aircraft system) Council. 

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